Schoharie Creek

Tip of the week 

With the sun at it's highest angle of the season right now many fish seek refuge in the grassy shoreline. This offers not only shade from the sun, but also a good variety of food as many insects fall into the stream from the weeds. This is a great time to use terrestrials such as grasshoppers and ants. My favorite for this situation is a #14 Travis Para-Ant in black. Cast your fly as close to the bank as possible and allow it to drift from the sunny areas into the shady areas. Be ready because the take can be explosive.

Seven-day forecast 

The heavy rains predicted last week did not happen so the local rivers still to continue to be fairly low. The water temperatures however are much lower than normal for this time of the year. This is due to the unusually cool weather pattern. Daytime high temperatures for most of the week will continue to only reach the middle seventies with low temperatures at night dropping to the lower fifties. There will be a chance for some much needed rain towards the end of the week. The unusually nice weather looks to return for the weekend.

Must Have Flies 
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